Chhattisgarh: Two tribals wounded in Maoist IED blast in Dantewada

Raipur: Two tribals including a woman were on Thursday injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion triggered by Maoists in Dantewada district under south Bastar in Chhattisgarh, police said.

The incident took place near the forested village of Tadelbaya under Barsur police station when the two victims along with their family members were returning to their village of Mangnar after attending the funeral rites of one of their relatives in the neighbouring village of Salepal.

One of the victims, Juru Ram Katlami (39), stepped on an IED, planted by Maoists in the jungle, leading to an explosion.

He sustained serious injuries in his legs, police said.

His sister Sunita Katlami (25) who was behind him was injured when splinters of the IED hit her face.

The two victims were rushed to the Barsur primary health centre (PHC) and later shifted to district hospital in Dantewada for better treatment.

The incident comes barely a week after a 70-year-old woman was grievously wounded in an IED explosion triggered by Maoists in the village of Tadepalli under Barsur police station.

The tribal woman stepped on the IED, planted in the forest by Maoists, while going to the jungle to collect forest produce and was wounded in the IED explosion.

She lost both her ankles in the incident.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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